Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   
HOME
BAPTISMS
MARRIAGES
BURIALS
MI's
CENSUS
CHURCHES
PARISH RELIEF
PLACES
PEOPLE
MILLS & MINES
HISTORY
MAPS
PHOTO GALLERY
LINKS

 

ITALY MILL

Cloughfoot

Todmorden

Map Ref. SD905237

 

watercolour of Italy Mill, pained on site

in the 1930's by Lawrence Greenwood

 

Known occupiers

Built

HAMMERTON Thomas Edward

1847

HASLAM & NIXON

1853

CRABTREE & KERSHAW?

1857

Sale of looms

1860-1862

LORD James & Richard

1862-1872

Banks Mill Co.

1873-1875

Empty

1876

Banks Mill Co.

1879

Empty

1880 - 1895

SUTCLIFFE John

1901

Not working

1907

Disused on 25” O.S. map

See also BANKS MILL

Notes:

Italy Mill was named after an old cottage that once stood on the site and was called "Italy"

Notes from John Travis, contemporary historian:

T. E. Hammerton, solicitor of Todmorden, built Italy Mill for a tenant. It was smaller than Banks Mill and built later.

Italy Mill owned by Hammerton, solicitor, worked until recently as fustian manufacturing by John Sutcliffe, at a standstill. (written in 1901)

 

the site of Italy Mill

 

Additional Information

researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

 

1823 map of Todmorden shows a building on the site Italy Mill was later erected, owned by Eli Dickinson.

Whites Directory 1847

Haslem and Nixon, Italy Mill, cotton spinners and manufacturers

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 28th November 1857

Sale by auction, November 30th 1857 at Italy Mill, Dulesgate. 44 power looms, 1 beaming frame, 1 lathe.

Todmorden and Walsden Rates Book 1860

Occupier James Lord, owner T. E. Hammerton, Italy; 74 looms, over 5hp; rateable value £8.6s.0d.

Todmorden and Walsden Rates Book 1861

Occupier Richard Lord, owner T. E. Hammerton, Italy; shed, warehouse, over 5hp; rateable value £37.1s.9d.

Todmorden and Walsden Rates Book 1862

Occupiers Banks Mill Co. owner T. E. Hammerton, Italy; shed, warehouse, over 5hp; rateable value £37.1s.9d.

Todmorden Rates Book 1862-71

Occupiers Banks Mill Co. owner T. E. Hammerton, Italy, shed and power, RV £37.1s.9d. (1866 rateable value £24)

Todmorden and Walsden Poor Rates 1867

Banks Mill Company.

Joshua Maden, waste dealer, Bacup;

Elizabeth Nuttall, Swan Hotel, Bacup;

James Hargreaves, waste dealer, Bacup;

John, Odd Fellows Arms, Bacup;

Richard Smith, rope maker, Bacup:

Edmund Cropper, George Inn, near Bacup;

William Jones, 18a Mosley Street, Manchester;

Charles Mitchell, engineer, Dulesgate, Todmorden;

Abraham Henry Hardman, Edge Side, Newchurch;

Charles Buckley, Market Street, Burnley;

David Hardman, Dulesgate, Todmorden;

Thomas Sugden, Back Union Street, Bacup.

Todmorden Rates Book 1873-75

Empty, owner T. E. Hammerton, Italy, shed and power, RV £24.

Todmorden Rates Book 1876

Occupiers Banks Mill Co. owner T. E. Hammerton, Italy, shed and power, RV £24.

Todmorden Rates Book 1879

Empty, owner T. E. Hammerton, Italy, shed and power, RV £24.

Todmorden Advertiser 2nd April to 14th May 1880

Italy Mill to let

Todmorden Rates Book 1880-81

Occupier John Sutcliffe, owner T. E. Hammerton, mill etc. Italy; rateable value £26.15s.0d.

Halifax Courier 22nd March 1884

John Sutcliffe, fustian manufacturer, Italy Mill, plaintiff; William Gill, clothier, Crown Street, Hebden Bridge, defendant; case regarding 2 lasting pieces value £3.14s.1d. Verdict for plaintiff

Todmorden Rates Book 1888

Occupier John Sutcliffe, owner T. E. Hammerton, mill and steam power; Italy, rateable value £31.

Todmorden Rates Book 1889

Occupier John Sutcliffe, owner T. E. Hammerton, mill and steam power; Italy, rateable value £23.10s.0d.

Kellys Directory 1893

John Sutcliffe, cotton manufacturer

Todmorden Rates Book 1895

Occupier John Sutcliffe, owner T. E. Hammerton, mill and steam power; Italy, rateable value £15.

 

"